I feel exhausted. It's taken about 12 hours a day on average since the game was released. I was gung-ho about it because I waited way too long to try in GTA IV, so I wanted to tackle this and massacre it.
Seriously... I had to play this game non-stop for almost a month in a half in order to get it. I suppose if I would have done that with GTA IV from the beginning, I probably could have gotten it, but I don't know. This one feels like it has to be easier. It has to be.
Anyways, there can't be too many people who have it already, so yeah, I'm kind of bragging. I just feel good about it.
Now I can play the game and do anything without thinking about anything other than fun.
Exhale. Sigh. Relief.
I remember being like you. Forcing myself to play a game a lot, just for trophies. I gave up trophy hunting (not saying you're a trophy Thomas the Tank Engine, maybe you just wanted this one particular platinum) a long time ago. Now I just casually get trophies and platinums if I like a game enough.
I definitely know what you're feeling though, to finally have the platinum, now you feel like you can actually start 'playing' the game. Everything before just felt like business. Another reason I stopped worrying about trophies.
I found myself not enjoying the story of video games anymore. While playing a game, instead of paying attention to the story, I was focused on which trophy I was worried about missing and which trophy I was going to get next. Also, I found myself not playing the game the way I wanted to..... example: killing a certain number of enemies with a specific power or weapon, that I would otherwise not be using that much.
I don't see how it took you so long to get this platinum though, with the trophies I have left, I could have gotten the platinum about 2 weeks ago, at least. Neither GTA IV or V's platinum are hard. It's just GTA IV was very glitchy and took a very long time. GTA V's trophies are definitely faster.
I would prepare myself for the trophies before I even started playing a game. I would check online for missable trophies, the harder trophies, the hidden trophies... all BEFORE I started playing a game. It ruined the games for me. Now when I get a game, I just pretend like trophies don't exist. I play the game the way I want (not worrying about missable trophies (even in long 60 hour RPGs)). Once I finish the game, if I feel like getting the trophies, then I will.
I don't mean to sound negative toward the way you play your video games. If you have fun platinum hunting, then please continue. Who am I to say how other people should play and enjoy their games?
one more thing.... congrats (sincerely) on the GTA V platinum. I'll get it too... some day. Whenever I feel like.